Sen Schumer and Manchin

Climate denying coal barons can’t be in charge of Energy Policy in the US Senate

* Update * No surprise, climate-denying coal baron Joe Manchin has blocked progress on President Biden’s agenda, again. The Announcement was shocking too many not because Manchin changed his position, but because he announced it on Fox news, and broke a promise he’d made explicitly and in-person to the President and party leadership. As House …

Call now: Pass the Build back better Bill no cuts!

Everything or nothing at all: An update on the Build Back Better Act

We’ve been pushing for weeks to pass a version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act with no cuts to climate, care, jobs or justice. Last week Sen Manchin and his Republican forced Biden to cut another ~$1.5 trillion from the bill, but there’s still a lot worth fighting for. The only thing keeping Manchin …

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Endgame: Now’s the time to make a call for climate action in Biden’s Build Back Better Act

We’re in the endgame of negotiations over President Biden’s Build Back Better Act. Sen Manchin and his Republican allies have forced Biden and the Democrats to cut another ~$1.5 trillion from the bill, but there’s still a lot worth fighting for. Right now, today, young people are on hunger strike outside the White House, and youth …

Call now: Pass the Build back better Bill no cuts!

Make a call to Seal the Deal with no cuts to climate, jobs, and justice.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wants to pass three big bills this week: A short term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown, the crappy infrastructure bill we told you about a few months ago, and the big, bold $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill that’s our best chance to tackle climate change this …

Seal the Deal rallies Aug 19

Help us Seal theDeal for climate action in the infrastructure bill!

Big update – A few weeks ago, we were protesting on the White House lawn, demanding an infrastructure plan that meets the scale of the climate crisis. On Monday, Scientists around the world released their 6th and latest findings on climate change, and called it “Code Red for humanity”. Just in time to respond to …

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The next 100 days

The last few weeks have been intense as we wrapped up Biden’s first 100 days in office and celebrated Earth Day. They also show a clear path forward for what we have to do next, and how the next few months of action for our planet will probably go. This post wraps up the last …

Ban Tear Gas

They tear gassed moms. And then the Mayor. Ban Tear Gas Now.

The use of tear gas is illegal in war. But in the last few weeks, it’s been used so often to disperse protests in the US that many of you can probably recognize the smell at a distance, and know exactly what it looks like in a photo or video. In Portland, Trump’s storm troopers …

Defund the Police

Your Mayor can Defund the police – and they should

For the last few weeks, we’ve been telling you about why we support the demands of the Movement for Black Lives, including and especially the demand to Defund the Police. But the truth is that most of us can’t defund the police ourselves: Not by voting in local elections (some sheriffs are elected, but not …

Join us in action on Juneteenth (6.19)

Rise up with us for black lives Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Black communities in Texas finally received the news that they were free.  Juneteenth (June 19th) is a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance, and centers Black people’s unique contribution to the struggle for justice in the U.S. This Juneteenth is a rare moment for our communities to proclaim in …

8 Steps to Defund Police

Defund Police, invest in communities

All over the Country and around the world, people continue to surge into the streets and speak out online in response to the police murder of George Floyd Breonna Taylor, and so many more. In response to peaceful protest against racist police violence, militarized police forces have responded with batons, tanks, tear gas and worse; …